Pasha (also pasa or bashaw) was a high rank in the Ottoman Empire, typically given to governors and generals. Pashas ranked above beys, but below khedives and viziers.
In usage, the title followed the given name. Although a title, and not hereditary, in English the title has commonly been used as if it were part of a personal name, as for instance in Ibrahim Pasha or Emin Pasha.
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